Create a small, durable book structure, working with both traditional and not so traditional materials and techniques. By laminating papyrus and handmade papers, you’ll build a multi-layered surface that you will paint and sand. We’ll explore various uses of mica, learning to work with natural as well as a man-made mica sheet. Our books will feature an elegant 4th century Coptic binding that has withstood the test of time for its flexibility and strength. If time allows, you’ll have the opportunity to create a niche or alcove on the back of your book to house and protect treasures, images and words.
Daniel Essig studied at Southern IL Univ., Penland School of Craft, Univ. of IA, and received the NC Artist Fellowship Grant. After 20 years as a Grovewood studio artist in Asheville, NC, he moved to Penland, NC where he built a studio and offers workshops as well as teachers nationally. Exhibits and collections of Dan’s wooden and sculptural books include the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, Univ. of CA-Santa Cruz McHenry Library Special Collections, Topeka Public Library, and are featured in the Penland Book of Handmade Books. www.danielessig.com
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